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Discussion around chord progressions being 'off-topic'

I have a question about my Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange post: What's the key and verse chord progression in this song? I believe that the rule forbidding users from asking for help ...
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What's the the learning-resources tag for?

Just spotted this question... What are some good, free resources to teach myself to play piano? ..and its use of the learning-resources tag. This tag doesn't have any usage guidance, but given that ...
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Could my migrated question be reinstated here, please

I asked about Mozart as a performer. It was closed by one person and migrated to music fans. A great place for the question to sit and rot and not get any attention. https://musicfans.stackexchange....
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Why does the “Ask Question” button have two different colors?

The color changes in both the main site and the meta: On question lists On question editing panels
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Instrument-Identification tag

The first question I asked on this site was about identfiying instruments in a music track (What happened to that question ? I dont see it in my past questions list !) It got deleted because "...
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How do you change your profile picture

Can anyone help I’m new to this and don’t know how to change profile picture every time I click change profile picture and click the picture or identicon nothing happens
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How to respond to questions edited after answers are posted

Sometimes a user will ask a question, receive some answers, and then edit his/her original question in response to the answers, in an attempt to provide clarity. (One example is found here.) There ...
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Herobox can't be dismissed due to JavaScript error

This box (that is shown to anyone who's not logged in) cannot currently be dismissed: Clicking the black icon in the top right corner prints the following error in the developer console: Uncaught ...
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Should we be answering questions that are off topic?

Today we've got this question: How should I say "I want to leave a band" IMO this question is clearly off topic and belongs on Interpersonal Skills. Should we be posting answers to this ...
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What is the correct flag for questions which simply request external resources or book lists?

Sometimes we see questions which seem to be simple requests for external resources. Another variant on this is the request for titles from the literature on some topic. This is something that I have ...
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What to learn/do first questions

Today we have new question - or maybe not: What to learn first? Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me, but seems to me that this or very similar questions pop up regularly. Should we have a ...
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Do the “do my homework for me” questions deserve a canned close reason?

I just ran into a question asking to place a couple dozen notes described in scientific pitch notation onto a scale. That's obviously someone trying to get the community to do his homework for him, ...
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Suggested Edit status is showing rejected but it shows pending review in the review section

I suggested an edit on this post. This post was vandalized by the original poster and picked by SmokeDetector in Charcoal HQ. I used the source of previous version to restore it with a minor spelling ...
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Why won't my jTab chord diagrams render side-by-side?

I just finished adding some chord diagrams to an answer of mine using jTab. I wanted to see three or four chord diagrams side-by-side, and my custom chord syntax was rendering nicely on the jTab page. ...
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Italics not displaying properly (for me?)

This came up in this answer: https://music.stackexchange.com/a/66324/2639 -- the term "physical modeling" should be italicized (Todd put it inside *'s). I've also italicized "italicized" in the ...
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Do links to Wikipedia hurt the site?

A comment to this question says: The reason such a problem even exist is because Google has assigned a high "value" to SE pages. If more than x% of SE is filled with lmgtfy, Google would soon self-...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Is it acceptable for answers to invoke religion?

This question seeks advice on becoming less nervous when performing in front of an audience. This answer essentially says that the issue is mental, and strengthening one's Christian faith can help one ...
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Would this question be ok if it were not specific to one song?

I actually like this question: What is the best way to practice enter sandman solo? And I think it's objectively answerable. I can see how it would be closed because it potentially only helps the ...
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Question Cleanup: Making questions findable for others

We've grown a lot in the past 7 years of the site many questions being asked and answered. As of this post over 12,000 questions have been asked. However, as we have grown we have to take care in ...
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Can beginners post 'easy' questions on this website?

People who have studied Music to an advanced level, unintentionally (sometimes), make us amateurs sound like we have not searched absolutely everywhere. Here is why: I saw a post on this Meta group ...
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Should we do anything about this question?

This was migrated from Writers: Can a 5'2" woman fit into a double bass' hard case? I can see why it was migrated from Writers, and why it was migrated here, but it seems to be off-...
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Size and format of images

I asked a question about notation and someone suggested that I submit an image. In what format and size should it be?
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Can we see the types of questions that are considered too broad or mainly down to opinion?

There seems to be a lot of questions that ask for help. How can I improve ... How can I do this better ... Why do I get so nervous when per ... Is there any truth in ... These all seem way too ...
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Could we improve the on-topic page line relating to 'shopping help — including product or music search — or buying/selling advice or recommendations'?

https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic states that the following is off-topic: shopping help — including product or music search, or buying/selling advice or recommendations I don't ...
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How to earn the voting badge 'Vox Populi"?

I have done quite a bit of reading, researching on this site voted here and there and then I got the recommendation from the system to earn the badge Vox Populi there was only 3 or 4 votes left, so I ...
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Should the Music: Practice & Theory Exchange be Split?

There are posts about learning about music, learning music, practicing music, and music theory, like this one: Piano technique - arms/hands/fingers ...and then questions about software: Does an ...
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Unilateral closure: “You're not going to rewire what you hear as consonant or dissonant”

The moderator who unilaterally closed How can a layperson in 2017 hear the Perfect Fourth as dissonant, to empathize with the Renaissance's judgment? commented: Both questions "Instead, how can ...
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Year-end bounties for exemplary users: proactive encouragement vs. do “as little as possible”

Is it appropriate for a moderator to publicly praise a specific user and award the maximum bounty as a thanks/prize for their contributions to the site over the year? There are certainly some ...
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Unilateral closure of Meta questions?

What Music History questions are on- and off-topic? and What distinguishes primarily opinion-based vs. opinion-based, but on-topic questions? were unilaterally closed, but why not leave them open and ...
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What Music History questions are on- and off-topic?

https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic no more than states: music theory, notation, history, or composition But this doesn't distinguish between on- and off-topic questions. So what are the ...
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Closure: 'Is there Brutalist Music composed after 1900 that doesn't hurt the listener?' [closed]

Sorry, but I'm not certain why Is there Brutalist Music composed after 1900 that doesn't hurt the listener? was closed as off-topic? Is the hitch my writing? How can I improve? This is a ...
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Closures: 3 Different Questions about Xenakis [closed]

Sorry, but I'm not certain why: Why did Xenakis compose music that 'hurt' listeners? 'closed as off-topic'? Is Xenakis's dissonant music intended to express his personal sufferings and ...
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Is “you're not asking the right question” an acceptable answer?

Reasonable people disagree about what is or isn't valuable in music theory. For example, some musicians like to think about music in terms of scales and modes, while others don't. Some musicians find ...
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Are answers of “if you like it, do it!” really answers?

In my time here, I've noticed a lot of answers that say things like: If it sounds good, do it. You can do whatever you want. Theory gives rules, but you can always break them. Who cares what the ...
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Are questions of the form “Is this correct?” acceptable here?

I've been a member of this site for a couple weeks now, and am finding it to be an amazing source for getting input from many knowledgeable people on a topic. I know that one of the primary goals of ...
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Charitable interpretation vs. editing content

This question asks how the term "chord" is defined. Bich Pham posted this answer: A chord is pretty much any combination of the notes that sound pleasing to the ear. If you are playing around with ...
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Edit made to “Why Locrian #2” is inappropriate?

On the question Why Locrian #2?, Matt L. posted this: It should actually Locrian ♮2 (natural 2), because there's no sharp involved. The reason why you find it as Locrian #2 is probably just ...
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Remove the “harminoca” tag and merge with harmonica

https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/harminoca
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Suggesting tags for care of various body parts

Related: Tag for pain/ergonomics? Inspired by Should drummers have blisters/calluses on their hands?, I would like to propose the following tags: care of hands care of voice ergonomics care of the ...
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Could a tag be added for mallet percussion?

Could a tag be added for mallet percussion? It's so different from drumset, snare, timpani, etc. There isn't even a marimba tag, so I couldn't use that as a workaround.
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Different images on same thing [duplicate]

Is that default behavior, to show the global badges per sub-site specific images? for example, look this:
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What is the proper way to flag a question that shows insufficient research?

How do I ask a good question? How do I ask a good question? : Search, and research Have you thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? Sharing your research helps everyone. Tell ...
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Should we reconsider music identification questions if the OP is able to provide a transcription of the melody

It seems to me that the arguments against music identification questions are as follows: low effort not that useful to future readers encourages an influx of users unlikely to contribute anything to ...
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Are “identify this piece” questions on-topic?

I have a few tunes in my head that I've heard somewhere / played long time ago. They are very famous pieces. I can type out the score, and I think around 4 bars would be sufficient for someone to ...
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Are question about Vocaloid related to phonetics on topic?

I'm struggling to get Maika to sing in latino american spanish, so I wonder whether there is a way to make the sound of s more like in spanish spoken in latino america, maybe combining different ...
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Closure: Why does John Cage judge Beethoven wrong for not unfolding music moment by moment?

I don't judge my question as being unclear? I am not sure if this moderator who unilaterally closed, suggests posting the 3 related questions separately? I can if this is desired. Also, my ...
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Resolving an “edit war”?

I have a long-lived Community Wiki answer which has had many useful improvements from many users. But there's a disagreement about the true tempo of Dubstep. An early addition listed it as 140 BPM. A ...
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Including lilypond source code in a question, alongside a static image

I recently used a web implementation of lilypond to produce a score snippet on a question here. I've been looking through the meta, and it seems that I am by no means the first person to think ...
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A Question Concerning My Question and My Answers

I asked on question about anyone knowing a good harmonizer that would work accurately up into the third octave of the flute. It is a question I've been searching for an answer to for months, after ...

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